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PlanArch Design Limited

Limited Company | www.planarchdesign.co.uk

Kingsway Court
54 Kingsway
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7JF

Telephone: 01388 608166
Fax: 01388 608168
Contact: Mr John Lavender

Email: john@planarchdesign.co.uk

Website: www.planarchdesign.co.uk

Bishop Auckland

Kingsway Court
54 Kingsway
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7JF

Telephone: 01388 608166
Fax: 01388 608168
Contact: Mr John Lavender

Email: john@planarchdesign.co.uk

Mr John Lavender B.Sc.Hons M.R.T.P.I.  [ E-mail ]


Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Diversification, Planning & Development


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Ancient Monuments, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings

Countryside & Environment

Code for Sustainable Homes, Environmental Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Feasibility Studies, Funding Applications



Health Planning

Health Centres, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, Development Control Application Systems


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, Local Plans, Sustainability Appraisal

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Public Houses, Restaurants

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Rural & Village Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      6
Total Professional Staff      2
Chartered Town Planners      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Practice Profile

Planner/Architectural Consultancy with 6 staff offering a comprehensive range of planning and architectural services throughout the north of England.

Main Planning Services

Development briefs, feasibility studies, local authority negotiations and submissions, appeals, development and conversion schemes and conservation advice.

Examples of Recent Projects

Variation and updating of previously approved mixed use regeneration masterplan in Darlington; detailed planning permission for eco lodge holiday development, Co Durham; planning permission for 32 dwellings and public amenity parkland, Weardale, Co Durham; conversion of Grade II listed redundant church to dwelling; refurbishment and extensions to Grade II country house, North Yorkshire; detailed planning permission for 31 dwellings and retail unit in former mining village as part of regeneration scheme.